St. Bernard Project is building a movement to solve the affordable housing crisis and disaster response efforts. By enlisting passionate people from across the globe to join our work, we have made significant strides towards rebuilding and restoring our community. Despite the progress we have achieved, there are many lingering barriers keeping families from returning to their homes. Since the need is so great, we as an organization need to be as efficient as possible. We strive to create a workplace culture that brings the best out of each other so that we can be the best for our clients. SBP offers a variety of programs, with varying length and hourly commitments, to allow as many people as possible to join in the effort to bring families home. Become a part of the solution, become a part of SBP. For more information, click on the specific job description.
Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lab
AmeriCorps National 2015
Bring disaster-impacted families back home. Become a part of St. Bernard Project. St. Bernard Project is building a movement to revolutionize disaster recovery in America and create solutions to for families in need of safe, affordable housing. To achieve this goal, St. Bernard Project is seeking passionate leaders from across the country to join our work. St. Bernard Project recruits exceptional college graduates, talented professionals and dedicated retirees who are ready to commit themselves to 10 months of service that will meet the needs of American citizens impacted by disasters.
Why join As a member of St. Bernard Project you will become a part of the growing national service movement, as well as get the opportunity to develop valuable professional skills with a dynamic organization that is pioneering a new model for disaster recovery. AmeriCorps members serve in virtually all facets of SBP’s operation, so you have the opportunity to gain a variety of skills sets according to your professional goals. St. Bernard Project is a nationally-recognized leader in post-Katrina recovery. Having just launched our first affiliate office to address the needs in Joplin, MO, SBP is an ever-evolving organization that is poised to become a national model for disaster recovery.
The need To date, St. Bernard Project has rebuilt 430+ homes in the Greater New Orleans area due in large part to the 39,000+ volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to restoring our community. Despite the progress we have achieved, there are many lingering barriers keeping individuals and families from returning to their homes. More than six years after Hurricane Katrina, the people of New Orleans still need our help. Currently, 6,000 – 10,000 families own homes they cannot afford to rebuild, and currently live in another form of temporary housing, including gutted homes, apartments they can’t afford, or crowded family homes. St. Bernard Project has recently launched operates in Joplin, where an estimated 7,500 homes were damaged by the EF5 tornado that hit in May 2011. With 4,000 of these homes located in the area defined as catastrophic by FEMA, the need for an efficient strategy to rebuild is imperative.Thankfully, St. Bernard Project is poised to help address the housing crisis in the communities in which it operates and create solutions to make affordable housing truly affordable.
Who we are looking for St. Bernard Project seeks individuals from all backgrounds and life experiences who have what it takes to develop innovative solutions that bring families back home in communities still struggling to recover from natural disasters. While there is no “ideal” St. Bernard Project team member, we believe the following traits are common amongst our members – problem solving, strong leadership, drive, flexibility, and positivity.St. Bernard Project is currently hiring for the following positions: – Site Supervisor – Assistant Electrician – Assistant Plumber – Assistant Carpenter – Warehouse Coordinator – Client Services Coordinator – Volunteer Coordinator
Benefits -Living stipend of $12,100 distributed across 10 month term -Education award of $5,500 upon successful completion of term -Free limited benefits health insurance -Training opportunities